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Featured battle : Barbe-sur-Aube

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 24 January 1814

The first attack by the Allies [III Corps, Army of Bohemia] in this sector. The French put up a fierce resistance until a second Corps [ IV ] came up to support III Corps. The French retired in good order on Troyes.

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HMS Bacchante

HMS Bacchante

Leander Class Frigate H.M.S. Bacchante, built in 1969 by Vickers. Disposed of 1983. Armament : Twin 4.5"" guns, 2 x 20 mm, 1 Sea cat missle system, 1 Mark 10 mortar. This vessel was disposed of by the Royal Navay and shortly thereafter commissioned in to the Royal New Zealand Navy as HMNZS WELLINGTON. She has since been decommissioned from the Royal New Zealand Navy and is laid up in the Naval Base in Auckland, New Zealand, pending disposal. It is anticipated she will be sunk off the coast of Wellington, New Zealand, as an Artificial reef.

Gallery updated : 2018-09-21 16:58:22

Featured review :

The Story of the 79th Armoured Division

serving officers
This book opens with an apology. The Author says that because the book was produced in a hurry just as the war was ending some actions may have been missed out. It was written by serving officers for the officers and men who had served and were serving in the units of the 79th Armoured Division. It covers the period October 1942 until June 1945 and was printed in Hamburg in July 1945. The Author may have felt the need to apologize to comrades whose actions were not included, but he has no need to apologize to the modern reader. The whole narrative reads as a fascinating, detailed account of the actions of this very special division. The text is well supported by photographs and maps. The maps are worthy of special attention being generously distributed through the book on pages which fold out and some have tracing paper showing unit movements as overlays. Not something one would expect to find in a modern publication. All in all, this is a real gem of a book, excellent despite the haste of its publication. It would provide a firm foundation for a modern author wishing to give greater access to these brave men in their specialized fighting vehicles.
Not lnown, July 1945

Reviewed : 2018-08-18 17:45:09